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Advocate for yourself

Taking charge

Every college and university instructor we talked to emphasized the importance of self-advocacy. College is a commitment, your commitment, and your success in college ultimately rests on how much you take charge of your learning.

Self-advocacy takes many forms, from being engaged in your classes, understanding expectations, asking questions, seeking out extra help, to learning the best way you learn and strengthening your soft skills.

UW student biking at Veedavoo, "Take charge of your learning."

It's on you, but help's all around

  • If you're coming to college from high school, recognize your parents and teachers have shifted to supporting roles, and you are responsible in advocating for and speaking up in your learning process.


  • However, just because you're responsible for yourself and your learning doesn't mean you are alone, far from it. At the Wyoming community colleges and university, there are numerous opportunities to receive help and advice. Everyone at the college wants to help you succeed.  You just need to reach out to them.


  • Resources:
    • Your instructors' office hours
    • Your advisor and your department
    • Student organizations and clubs
    • Health services
    • and so much more.

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